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Mon 17 - Fri 21 Sept 2012. Induction Week Activities

You can now download the Physics Society Induction Week Activites.

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Academic Year 2011-2012 – Events


 

Mon 19 - Fri 23 Sept 2011. Induction Week Activities

You can now download the full Physics Induction Week Programme.

Here are the activities that the Physics Society are involved in:

Download a pdf copy of the SUPS Induction 2011 Activities

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On The Cards – Activity Plans

Salford University Physics Society Play Your Cards Right

PAINTBALLING

We have been in contact with various other university physics societies about a possible 'us versus them' paintball match! So far there has been a lot of interest in this, so if you are interested in pitting yourself against Man or Liv Uni then send us your details!

TRIPS / EXCURSIONS

We are currently compiling information of potential Physics-related trips, in anticipation of another Salford University Physics Society excursion! If you have any suggestions of an event, conference etc, please don't hesitate to contact a Committee Member.

STUDENT SUPPORT

There are various networks / chains of commands which are set up to help with any problems you may have with your time at uni. If you feel you need help with anything, or have any suggestions on how to improve the experience at Salford Uni (including the Physics Society), then please feel free to get in contact.

SEMINARS

We link up with the researchers at Salford University to bring you real research seminars on campus. Examples of topics covered can be seen from earlier event programmes below.

PARTIES

Last, but not least, regular parties allow everyone to keep in touch.

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Academic Year 2010-2011 – Events


 

 

Fri 27 May 2011.   Mini-Party and Leaving-Do

Date: Friday 27 May 2011
Time: Starts 4.00pm
Location: In and around Newton 177

One last fling ...

There's a small get-together planned on the last day of the exams:

4pm Fri 27 May in and around the Student Common Room (Newton 177)

... to say goodbye to the exams, hello to the summer, and good luck to the students that finish this year.

No tickets, and just a small amount of refreshments left over from the last event ... so if you anticipate a great thirst then please bring along some extra refreshments!

Hope to see you there,

Physics Committee

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Thurs 7 April 2011.   Easter Cheese & Wine

Easter Cheese & Wine, Physics at Salford University

Date: Thursday 7 April 2011
Time: Starts 6.00pm
Location: Newton 177

Something for your diary ...

... it's the Easter Cheese & Wine

Coming soon, and centred around the Student Room (Newton 177), we are hoping for some decent weather and to spill out into the bright outdoors for a great evening.

As ever, there will be plentiful supplies of music, food and drink.

There will be a one-off charge (£5 at the door) to cover all the food and drinks available on the night.

See you there,

Physics Committee

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Thurs 3 March 2011.   Physics Live Music Party

Live music party, Physics at Salford University

Date: Thursday 3 March 2011
Time: Starts 6.00pm
Location: Newton 233

Announcing ...

... another Live Music Party featuring Salford Physics students!

The semester 2 party is coming very soon, featuring live music and all the usual cheese and wine fun.

Grab the opportunity to catch up with what's going on, while enjoying ample supplies of music, food and drink.

Music request sheets are laid out in the Student Room (Newton 177), alongside sheets for further volunteer singers and live music tracks.

Make you selections quick though, as the sheets will only be there for a few more days!

There will be a one-off charge (£5 at the door) to cover all the food and drinks available on the night.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Physics Committee

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Wed 16 February 2011.   Materials & Physics Seminar

Date: Wednesday 16 February 2011
Time: Starts 2.00pm
Location: Newton 236/7

Beetles, Cloaks and Hiding History

by Martin McCall, Professor of Theoretical Optics, Imperial College London

We learn at school that light is slowed down when it enters transparent materials and consequently refracts in a particular way. However, materials have now been created that apparently break this law quite dramatically. Their creation and exploitation comes about due to a deep understanding of the beautiful equations written down by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861. These new electromagnetic discoveries have led to a range of new phenomena and applications: perfect lenses, 'Harry-Potter' style cloaking devices, and even proposals to hide history.

Prof Martin McCall

A reformed experimentalist, Prof McCall began his career in industry where he worked for GEC. After a spell as a Post Doc. at the University of Bath he re-joined Imperial where he has been ever since. He is the author of an undergraduate textbook on mechanics and relativity, and holds a Chair in Theoretical Optics.

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Wed 26 January 2011.   Visit JET Labs at Culham

Salford Physics JET Culham Trip

Date: Wednesday 26 January 2011
Time: Starts 8.00am
Location: Maxwell (tbc)

Hi all,

There's a trip organised to the JET labs at Culham on Wednesday 26th January departing at 8am from Maxwell (to be confirmed). There is a maximum of 30 places available to be filled on a first come first served basis. A £5 fee is necessary to cover transport.

To book a place, email the physics society at USSUPhysics@gmail.com with your full name and nationality, no later than Friday 17th December.

Due to the research being carried out, it will be necessary to bring photo identification on the day.

Thanks

Physics Committee

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Wed 15 December 2010.   Staff-Student Xmas Party

Salford Physics Staff Student Xmas Party

Date: Wednesday 15 December 2010
Time: Starts 1.00pm
Location: Newton 177 (Student Room)

Hi all,

We're having a small Xmas Party in the Student Room on Wednesday afternoon of week 12.

To cover food and drink, those that will be 'getting festive' are asked to make a £5 contribution to refreshments.

We hope to see you there

Physics Committee

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Wed 17 November 2010.   Social Night Out

Date: Wednesday 17 November 2010
Time: Starts 5.00pm
Location: Bar Yours

Hi all,

There will be a Social Night Out for food and drinks on Wednesday 17th November.

Meet in Bar Yours at 17:00.

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Thurs 04 November 2010.   Mid-Seminar Cheese & Wine

Date: Thursday 04 November 2010
Time: Starts 6.15pm
Location: Newton 233

Hi all,

A date for your diaries:

the Mid-Semester Physics Society Cheese & Wine will be on Thursday 4th November, starting at 18:15 in Newton 233. It will be £5.00 on the door (to cover food and drinks).

Entry is free for paid Physics Society (SUPS) members.

To join the Physics Society, you can visit the students' union's website at

http://www.salfordstudents.com/

and register before the cheese & wine to avoid the 'entry fee'.

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Mon 20 - Fri 24 Sept 2010. Induction Week Activities

You can now download the full Physics Induction Week Programme.

Here are the activities that the Physics Society are involved in:

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Academic Year 2009-2010 – Events


 

 

Thurs 22 April 2010.   Live Music Event

Salford University Physics Live Music Event

Featuring our headline band Mr. Bifter (myspace site).

Update. See ...
Photos of Mr. Bifter (headline act)
All photos from the night.

We are now gearing up for another live music event - your participation is strongly encouraged.

We will be seeking external live contributions (there will be 2 or 3 main acts) - but, we want everyone to get involved.

Of course, there will be lots of free food and drink available, along with music and lighting effects in the main room. There are some pictures of the previous event available on-line.

It will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in Newton 233, and the surrounding concourse area, on Thurs 22nd April - that is during the first week back after the 3-week Easter break.

Requests for particular music tracks will be possible - request sheets are now out in the student common room. You can also flag up, or organise, karaoke and/or live music contributions on those sheets.

We have also added Charity Karaoke to raise money for UNICEF's Earthquake Appeal - see the Karaoke Charity Contributions Sheet for further details.

You can pay on the door, but we may need to limit numbers - so come early! Tickets are: £5 for all. There are a limited number of advance tickets that can be bought from technician Bruce Lewis - whose office is at the end of the 1st floor Physics corridor in Newton Building.

Let's make this one the biggest live music event we've done yet!

Yours

The S.U.P.S Team

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Fri 26 February 2010.   Seminar Trip - String Theory

Date: Friday 26 February 2010
Time: Lecture starts 4.00pm
Location:
    Chadwick Lecture Theatre,
    Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Department of Physics,
    University of Liverpool

A number of people are making their way to this event and meeting up at Lime Street around 3pm - then going, en-masse, to the venue.

It is the 5th Barkla Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Michael Green FRS of the University of Cambridge.

He is a pioneer of String Theory, and will deliver a Lecture entitled:

    String theory and the unification of particles, forces and space-time.

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Thurs 18 February 2010.   Welcome Back Party

Salford University Physics - Welcome back Party

We hope the exams went well for everyone. Now, it's time to get serious - it's Physics Society Party Time, coming very soon.

It will be from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in Newton 233, Thurs 18th February.

Just a heads-up Cheese and Wine this time, no main theme - just straight good music, some nibbles and food, and plenty of drinks.

You can pay on the door. The food and drink will be covered by the entry tariff: £5 with your membership card, and £6 for those without. If you are a member and don't have your membership card, email me (Mark Eardley - contact details on the Committee page).

Requests for particular music tracks can be made in the student common room - see the sheets on the tables.

Also, we now have a date for Paintballing as well - more will be said on the night.

Yours

Mark Eardley, Chair

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Thurs 3 December 2009.   Xmas Party

Salford University Physics - Xmas time

The greater-than-great Physics Society Xmas Party is Thursday evening this week.

It is from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in Newton 233, Thurs 3rd December.

To cover the costs of mountains of food and small lakes of drinks, the event is £5 at the door for Physics Society members and £6 for non-members.

Participation in live music is strongly encouraged. Of course, there will be lots of food and drink available, along with music and lighting effects in the main room. Update: photos are here.

Requests for particular music tracks can be made in the student common room - see the sheets on the tables.

Looking forward to seeing you there

The Management

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Thurs 29 October 2009. Party - Halloween Special

The Physics Society Cheese & Wine Party is Thursday evening this week.

Salford University Physics - Party time

It is from 6:25pm to 9:15pm in Newton 233, Thurs 29th October.

Appropriate to the timing, it's a 'Halloween Special' - fancy dress optional, but prizes to the best efforts.

The event is free to those who joined the Physics Society (SUPS) this year - or £5 at the door (which will include your Physics Society membership).

There will be lots of food and drink available (already paid for by these entry and membership fees), along with music and some lighting effects.

We hope to see you there

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Mon 21 - Fri 25 Sept 2009. Induction Week Activities

You can now download the full Physics Induction Week Programme.

Here are the activities that the Physics Society are involved in:

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Academic Year 2008-2009 – Events


 

 

28 May 2009 – Leaving Do Party – Mini Cheese & Wine

Salford University Physics Society Mini Cheese and Wine

Date: Thursday 28 May 2009
Time: 6:15pm to 9:15pm
Location: Student Common Room (Newton 177)

Yep it's the final cheese and wine of the year!

And for many final year students their last as a biscuit scrounging, penny pinching student!

So come along to say goodbye to the old rascals – there will be group photos, a few nibbles and of course a few drinks!

NO ADMISSION FEE this time around! Instead, we will be using what little money we have left in the bank and stock left over to provide the refreshments.

It will also be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the exams and help decide who runs what in the Society for next year by voting in the elections.

Good luck with the remainder of your exams and see you on Thursday!

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30 April 2009 – Seminar – Superconductivity and the Energy Crisis

Date: Thursday 30 April 2009
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Newton 239

Salford University Physics Society Superconductivity Seminar

Dr Stuart Wimbush
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge

Seminar Title

"Enhancing the properties of high-temperature superconductors for industrial breakthrough: a cohesive, scientifically sound approach to tackling the energy crisis"

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2 April 2009 – Seminar – Neutron Compton Scattering

Salford University Physics Society - Momentum Distribution Neutron Scattering Seminar

Date: Thursday 2 April 2009
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Newton G13

Dr Jerry Mayers
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Seminar Title

"Neutron Compton Scattering from hydrogenous systems"

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26 Feb 2009 – Welcome Back – Night of Mayhem Party

Salford University Physics Society - Night of Mayhem Party

"From deep within a science lab, the Beast returns ..."

Date: Thursday 26 February 2009
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Newton 233

Live Music Karaoke + Projected Wii Games Competitions + More

Welcome back!

We hope the exams weren't too stressful, and you had good break from the Physics timetable.

However, the one date on your timetable we're sure you'll look forward to is the next cheese and wine – which returns next thursday.

This is the first of only two cheese and wines this semester so make sure you attend. Especially those who are in their final year!

As for a theme, well we thought we would let you decide what bits you have enjoyed at previous cheese and wines over the past few years, then get the suggestions over to us and we will pick the most popular to do!

So, join us for our reunion of fun, games, karaoke and of course loud music, visuals, party food, a mountain of drink (inc soft drinks too!) with students and academics sozzelled in equal measure.

Advanced tickets (£5) available from Bruce in Newton room 178 – in which case you will receive automatic entry into an EXCLUSIVE prize draw. Or, you can pay on the door.

And, as always, guests are welcome. So if your grandparents fancy a shindig, or an excuse to complain about the dress sense of todays youth then, bring them along!

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11 Dec 2008 – Physics Xmas Party

Salford University Physics Society - Xmas Party 2008

Featuring Santa Bruce's Xmas Grotto + X^2 Factor Karaoke + Party Games, and lots more! Fancy Dress optional

Date: Thursday 11 December 2008
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Newton 233

Hello people,

Yes, yes, it's that time of year again – where we all start to wrap up and get ready for the Xmas break (and unfortunately january exams). So to cheer you all up we have our XMAS PHYSICS PARTY!!!!!!

Please make an extra special effort to attend this one, as it will be your last chance to remember everyones names before the break!

As usual, we will have plenty of food, drink, games ... plus Santa's Grotto as well as the X^2 Factor Karaoke (with on-screen lyrics, and chords for those with nimble enough fingers to string a tune together). Fancy dress is OPTIONAL, with the best dressed winning a prize!

ENTRY on the door costs £5, guests (even non students) are welcome – or advanced tickets are available from Bruce's room (Newton 178) which will automatically put you in an EXCLUSIVE prize draw!!!!!

And, from everyone at the Physics Society, we hope you have a Happy Holiday!

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Salford University Physics Society - Case For Space trip

9 Dec 2008 – Trip – Case For Space

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2008
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Location: Museum of Science and Industry

A few of us will be popping along to a talk in the Museum of Science and Industry.

The talk will last about 60 minutes. It will be discussing the UK's previous involvement in the space sector, it's current state of play, and provide insights into the future!

 

Salford University Physics Society - Case For Space trip details - 
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Registration is required and you could do this individually and go along by yourself, or contact the committee and come along with us.

 

You can find all the appropriate details by downloading the pdf flyer ...

 

 

 

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9 Dec 2008 – Seminar – Laser Surface Engineering

Salford University Physics Society - Laser Surface Engineering

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2008
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Room B3, Newton Building

Dr Zhu Liu
Senior Lecturer
Corrosion and Protection Centre
School of Materials
University of Manchester

Seminar Title

"Laser Surface Engineering"

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27 Nov 2008 – Seminar – Can Thorium Save the Planet?

Salford University Physics Society - Can Thorium Save The Planet?

Date: Thursday 27 November 2008
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Room: G50, Newton Building

Professor Bob Cywinski
School of Applied Sciences
University of Huddersfield

Seminar Abstract

There is little doubt that both nationally and globally we are rapidly approaching an energy crisis arising from diminishing resources and over-production of CO2. Controversially, the UK and other governments are suggesting that maintaining or even increasing production of electricity by nuclear power must be an essential component of the solution to this problem.

In this Seminar, I will briefly review the "energy crisis" and the potential role that conventional nuclear power is expected to play. I will then focus on a hitherto untapped energy resource – thorium – and show how, using some rather unconventional but achievable technologies, thorium could provide the key to safe, low waste and proliferation-resistant nuclear energy.

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Salford University Physics Society - IoP Frontiers of Physics trip to Liverpool

22 Nov 2008 – Trip – IoP Frontiers of Physics

Date: Saturday 22 November 2008
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Location: BT Convention Centre, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool

Hi All,

Some of you may have already seen a hard copy of this floating around lectures or in the common room, but if not please read below to see if you are interested in this event. It's on a Saturday – which shouldn't clash with classes. It is a Physics Society trip, perhaps even with some extra Liverpool 'Cultural' activities tagged on. The main event looks like a nice mix of particle, astro, bio and fusion – given by some of the 'biggest cheeses' in the respective fields.

Frontiers of Physics is a pair of events organised by the Institute of physics as part of Liverpool's year as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The aim is to give an overview of areas where there have been exciting new developments in physics in recent years. They have arranged these high-profile speakers to talk about the latest advances in physical science and to give a personal view of what the future may hold. Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who has recently become the President of the Institute, will chair the sessions.

Salford University Physics Society - Flyer for IoP Frontiers of Physics trip to Liverpool - 
click to download pdf

You can find some further details by downloading the pdf flyer ...

The event on 22 November will appeal to members of the Institute with an interest in Physics but who may not have been directly involved in the field for some time - even sixth-form students, and interested members of the general public. For those who would like a more indepth talk then fridays show is for you.

Speakers:

Prof. David Wark, Department of High Energy Physics, Imperial College
Prof. Michael Rowan-Robinson, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College
Prof. Athene Donald, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Prof. Steven Cowley, director of UKAEA Culham Division

The session of talks is free and open to all. However, transport would be payable.

After the talk our resident scoucer Mark Eardley (External relations, level 2) is up for showing us around. We will email out transport options and meeting up details.

Please let us know if you are coming and how you intend to get there, so i can warn the IoP of our numbers.

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20 Nov 2008 – Party – Summer Fete

Salford University Physics Society - Party - Summer Fete

Date: Thursday 20 November 2008
Time: 6:30pm to Late
Location: Newton 233

Salford University Physics Society - Party - Summer Fete flyer

This time the theme is a Summer Fete (yes, we know it's Winter) - featuring all the fun of the fair with games such as Hook a Duck, Splat the Rat, the Buzzer Game, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Coconut Shy, Raffles, Eating Competitions and loads of other cheesily cheerful activities with the overall winners of each game receivingly fabulous prizes of which even the makers of Bullseye would be proud of.

And, of course, there will be plenty of drink and food and music.

All this for just:
£5 Physics society members – £6 guests.

TICKETS are available from Bruce in either Newton G23 or 178, or you can pay on the door.

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20 Nov 2008 – Seminar – Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Studies in Biophysics

Salford University Physics Society - Diffraction Studies in Biophysics seminar

Date: Thursday 20 November 2008
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Room 109, Peel Building

Dr Maisoon Al-Jawad
Research Fellow, Dental Institute, University of Leeds

Seminar Title

"Biomineralisation and Biomimetic Surfaces:
a physical and biological study"

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Salford University Physics Society - Multifunctional Materials seminar speaker Dr Timothy Comyn

13 Nov 2008 – Seminar – Multifunctional Materials

Date: Thursday 13 November 2008
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Location: Room 109, Peel Building

Dr Timothy Comyn
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Materials Research
University of Leeds

Seminar Title

Multifunctional Materials Based on Bismuth Ferrite – Lead Titanate

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17 Oct 2008 – Party – Choose Cheese (...and wine)!

Salford University Physics Society - Party - Choose Cheese (...and wine)!

Date: Thursday 17 October 2008
Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Newton Building, Room 233

The Physics Society proudly present their WEEK 3 CHEESE & WINE.

This event is FREE to those who joined the Physics Society this year – otherwise, five pounds entry at the door INCLUDES Physics Society Membership.

The usual fun and games will include food, drinks, music, quiz, cards, and RED BANANAS!

Looking forward to seeing you there

The Physics Society

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25 Sept 2008 – Freshers' Party

Date: Thursday 25 September 2008
Time: 4:15pm to 8:30pm
Location: Newton Building, Room 233

A warm welcome from PhysicSalford to our new Students.

Salford University Physics Society - Freshers' Party

Yep, the Cheese and Wines return - the rather mis-leading name for our monthly social events, organised by and for the most up-for-it Salford Uni students - The Physics Massive!

This time you will have the chance to show your prowess as the ultimate quiz master, by being champion of the general knowledge pub quiz (don't worry there won't be any Physics questions as to avoid that embarressing null points).

And as always featuring Loud Music, Visuals, Party Food, a Mountain of Drink (inc soft drinks), Games, a Trolley (!), and student and academics sozzelled in equal measure with their poor sober counterparts looking on in despair.

If you are an existing Salford Physics Student, then you know this is the most essential date in the monthly calender – with attendance a requirement of the course!

This one's FREE to all Physics Students.

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Salford University Students' Union

24 Sept 2008 – Activities Fair: Clubs & Societies

Date: Wed-Thurs 24-25 September 2008
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: University House, Students' Union

Welcome to Salford Uni Life – as a new student you will be wanting to get involved in all sorts of Activities and Societies. If you are a student in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering and there is just one you must join, it's the Physics Society!

Run and organised by you and your fellow like-minded students, the Society helps to Network the School, Organise Trips, Arrange Events with other University Science Societies, and run infamous and legendary Cheese and Wines.

We are manning a stall in the Students' Union during the Activities Fair on Wednesday and Thursday of Induction Week – with as many Physics Demos as we can fit on the table.

Membership is available at £5, at the Activities Fair or from us in the Newton Building. For example, new Membership gets you free entry into Octobers Party AND Students' Union Membership!

 



 

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